IT Administrator

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Job Description

The Natural History Museum (NHM) is a world-class visitor attraction, leading science research centre and commercial event space. We use our unique collections and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million specimens, both in our London and Tring museums, spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually.

Our Technology Solutions team provide technology (Data Digital IT) support, infrastructure and consultancy services for the Museum, including administering technology procurement, maintaining fixed asset records and tracking operational spend and ensuring contract records are up to date.

We are at a pivotal moment in our history as we will soon launch a new strategy setting out our role as the natural world faces increasing threats. Building on our world-leading collection, global reputation for science and as one of the world’s leading visitor attractions, the NHM has ambitious plans leading up to the 150 anniversary of the opening of the Waterhouse Building in 2031, making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team.

About the role
We require a motivated, proactive and adaptable individual to fulfil a varied and supporting role for our Technology Solutions department.

You will provide administrative support for the team, managing a demanding workload in a responsive way. The role will be fulfilling a number of business processes as well as some departmental-specific duties.

You will be required to work closely with NHM internal departments such as Finance, HR and department operations team administrators and perform general administration and tasks for TS department.

About you
Ideally you will have office admin experience, with the ability to work well in a fast fluid environment. You will have excellent communication skills both verbal and written, and a confidence to interact with museum staff at all levels.

Excellent IT skills (especially MS Excel, Powerpoint and Visio), and a talent in proactively organising, and planning your own workload will be essential.

Interviews will be held on: 10 or 12 February 2020

How to apply
To apply, please visit and upload your CV with a covering letter, which clearly outlines how you meet our person specification.